Smoke may be visible along the Dalton Highway FAIRBANKS, Alaska – In mid- to late October, the Bureau of Land Management’s Fairbanks District and Alaska Fire Service personnel will burn woody debris piles near the Dalton Highway at Mileposts 62 and 180… Read More ›
BLM rescinds fire closure order to prohibit access to western White Mountains National Recreation Area
Due to reduced wildland fire activity, the BLM Eastern Interior Field Office rescinded the fire closure order that temporarily prohibited public access to the western portion of the White Mountains National Recreation Area
Temporary prohibition on open fires rescinded by BLM Fairbanks District Office and Glennallen Field Office
On Monday, the BLM Fairbanks District and Glennallen Field Office rescinded the fire prevention orders temporarily prohibited open fires on the BLM-managed public lands in eastern and central Alaska. Only one fire prevention order remains in place for BLM Alaska.
BLM Alaska’s Jenn Jenkins receives global award for creation of widely used online fire information maps
BLM Alaska GIS Specialist Jennifer Jenkins received the Esri Special Achievement in geographic information systems (GIS) award this summer for creating mobile-friendly online dashboards that provide near real-time information about wildfires in Alaska and maps that deliver more in-depth information than before in the Alaska Wildland Fire Information Map Series.
The thick smoke is the result of a wind change more than increased fire activity. The 19,700-acre fire continues to spread slowly in all directions and will continue to do so today with temperatures forecast to be in the high 70s with low relative humidity and east winds up to 13 mph.
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on the Environmental Analysis for an Alaska Department of Fish and Game proposal to burn about 53,000 acres of wildlands in the Alphabet Hills near the West Fork, Gulkana and Susitna Rivers to improve wildlife habitat.
Alaskan firefighting personnel support national vaccination effort Several Alaskan firefighting personnel including BLM Alaska Fire Service employees have stepped up to aid the effort to provide COVID-19 vaccinations across the nation. Five AFS personnel and an emergency hire sponsored by BLM in Alaska are working in support of a mechanism that allows utilizing firefighting… Read More ›
The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) is now accepting applications for the 2021 North Star Fire Crew. Based at BLM AFS headquarters on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, the North Star Crew is a Type 2 training… Read More ›
Signs of Smoke No Cause for Alarm to Tanacross, Tok or motorists FAIRBANKS – The Bureau of Land Management personnel will burn woody debris piles on land it manages near Tanacross Oct. 26-31 to reduce the risk of wildfire, protect private property… Read More ›
FAIRBANKS, Alaska – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on May 14 issued a Fire Prevention Order prohibiting campfires, explosives and fireworks on federal lands in a fire-prone area of black spruce off of Gilmore Trail north of Fairbanks and north… Read More ›